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Events Calendar

November 7 Events

November 7, 10:00 am, Museum of History and Industry

Free First Thursday: Celebrating Maritime Stories

November is National Novel Writing Month! Celebrate by joining Puget Sound Maritime for maritime-themed storybook activities.

Free First Thursday: On the first Thursday of each month, general admission to MOHAI’s permanent exhibits is free all day long! Free admission includes: True Northwest: The Seattle Journey and the Bezos Center for Innovation.

For disability accommodations, please contact two weeks prior to the event.

Location: MOHAI

Cost: Free

November 7 - December 21, Winston Wachter

Susan Dory Exhibit: Exotic Mass

Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle is pleased to announce a new solo exhibition of work by painter Susan Dory. As Dory explains, the title for this new body of work, Exotic Mass, is taken from “a term in particle physics, roughly thought to be some form of unknown, exotic subatomic particles not categorizable, within the realm of dark matter.” In relation to her work, Dory uses the term to describe her painting compositions, which are built up of precariously balanced forms that stack and tip onto one another to create large, beautifully composed geometric (exotic) masses.

Susan Dory draws inspiration for her work from a myriad of ideas, subjects and visual information. Color is perhaps the most obvious of these subjects, as she relates to Joseph Albers’s idea that color is relational and that certain colors respond and change when juxtaposed with one another.

The natural landscape and the marking of time continue to be sources of compositional inspiration for Dory.  The forms and movement in her paintings evolve as she explores and studies the topography of the earth.  Geological formations, masses of rocks, the negative space and craggy forms of Gongshi rocks, the amorphous shapes of the desert plant llareta – just a few of the things that inform Dory’s work in abstract ways.  The resulting paintings are concerned with color, balance, weight and an interweaving composition built upon heavily layered paint. These overlapping shapes create a layering effect that consequently serve as a visual document of time. This layering process not only allows viewers to see through one shape and into another, it also creates a distinct, tactile quality to the pristine surfaces of her paintings.

Susan Dory’s work has been collected and exhibited nationally in public and corporate collections including the Tacoma Art Museum, the Art in Embassies Program, Microsoft, Nordstrom and the City of Seattle Arts Collection.

November 7-8, 9:00 am, thinkspaceSEATTLE

Search Inside Yourself

Search Inside Yourself Comes to Seattle!

Search Inside Yourself is a program that teaches tools for focus, self-awareness, and resilience, so people can create a better world for themselves and others.

November 7 — 8  |  9:00am – 5:00pm
Thinkspace Seattle
1700 Westlake Ave N, Burke Gilman room
Seattle, WA
Program Language:  English

Register here.

November 7, 10:00 am, The Collective

State of Womxn of Color Summit

This summit presents a unique opportunity to include the voices of womxn of color that are critical to shaping workplace policies.

Women of Color are the Future of Work

Women of color are shaping our country’s economic and social climate, and increasingly significant as national demographic trends continue to shift toward women of color becoming the majority among all women. Today women of color comprise 37% of our nation’s female population and approximately 20% of the entire U.S. population, and carry $2 trillion in purchase power.

Women of color have made incredible strides in educational attainment as the largest growing segment of degree holders and in the workplace—especially in entrepreneurship—yet their earnings and net wealth still pale in comparison to white peers. They lag behind in leadership positions, holding just 3% of C-Suite and corporate board roles, and face unique workplace disparities.

Future for Us’s mission is to change this.

As our region grows more diverse, we believe companies have an opportunity to leverage the skills and experiences of phenomenally talented women of color. This summit presents a unique opportunity to include the voices of women of color that are critical to shaping workplace policies and practices that affect their lives.

Who is the Summit for?

The Summit is designed for decision makers, DEI (diversity, equity, & inclusion) practitioners, and ERG (employee resource group) leaders of companies seeking to accelerate the advancement of women of color. This event is open to people of all age, race, ethnicity and gender. Learn more about the program here.

Register here.

September 24 - December 7, MadArt


MadArt presents Lure, a site-specific installation by artists/architects Jennifer Newsom and Tom Carruthers of Dream the Combine, in collaboration with Seattle-based artist/engineer Clayton Binkley. Inspired by the interplay of light, people, and the architectural environment of MadArt Studio, Lure explores how the gallery engages with public space. The structure—both object and environment, lure and trap—consists of hovering pathways formed by steel supports and sliding opacities of mesh and plaster. Visitors step from the sidewalk directly into the artwork, instantly becoming immersed in a looping circulatory system that encourages exploration, curiosity, and reciprocal engagement between the form and its audiences.

Open Studio (open during construction/installation):

September 24 – October 17

Tues-Fri 12-5pm

Opening Reception:

October 17 @ 6pm

Exhibition Period:

October 18 – December 7

Tues-Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat 12-5pm

Artist Talk:

Wednesday, October 30 @ 6pm

UW Architecture Hall Room 147

Photo credit: Pablo Enriquez courtesy of MoMA PS1, and the work is titled “Hide and Seek”

November 2 - January 26, Museum of History and Industry

Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation

Created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation at MOHAI Nov. 2, 2019- Jan. 26, 2020, explores the rich heritage and diverse contributions of Indian immigrants and their descendants in the United States.

The exhibit’s presentation at MOHAI will also include insights into the Northwest’s Indian American community, highlighting key moments in our region’s history and compelling stories of Northwest Indian American pioneers.


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aka little lake – nickname given by the Duwamish